Accor continues expansion in Scotland with two new hotels

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    Accor is proud to announce two new hotels in Scotland, bringing its total in the country to 20. These new hotels demonstrate Accor’s commitment to growing its business in Scotland, where it currently employs nearly 1,000 people. In Glasgow Accor has signed a franchise agreement with MCTH Trading Limited to open an ibis Styles on Miller Street in the current Telfer House, which is undergoing extensive refurbishment. This is the city’s first ibis Styles, which will be managed and operated by the Glasgow based hotel management company, Redefine|BDL Hotels.

    ibis Styles hotels provide guests with a comfortable stay in a stylishly designed environment at a budget all inclusive price-point, and the peace of mind that comes from staying with Europe’s largest hotel brand. The ibis family of brands is already proving successful in Scotland, with three opening in Edinburgh this year alone.

    Like all ibis Styles, the new Glasgow hotel will have its own individual personality, drawing inspiration from local surroundings and culture, providing guests with a unique experience wherever they stay. Management company, Redefine|BDL Hotels, will take on a new team to operate the 101 room, eight storey hotel, creating 25 jobs ahead of the scheduled opening in autumn 2015.

    In Edinburgh, Accor has signed a deal to open a stylish, brand new Mercure hotel at 38 Gardner’s Crescent in central Edinburgh. The 110 room, midscale hotel will be opened with a franchise partner; Edinburgh City Hotels Limited, in Spring 2015. All bedrooms boast Apple TV’s and there will be high speed internet throughout the hotel.

    Mercure prides itself on being the only 4-star hotel brand that combines the strength of an international network, with a strong quality commitment and individualised local touches.

    Thomas Dubaere, Managing Director, Accor UK & Ireland said: “These new hotels will help us to expand the Accor brands in Scotland, where our business is already enjoying great success. We’re especially pleased to be working with franchise partners for these economy and midscale hotels, as these are segments where we see a lot of growth potential. Scotland is an important region for us, with its enviable tourism industry and flourishing business ecosystem, so we continue to seek new opportunities to grow and participate in the local economy.”

    Daniel Fountain / 09.12.2014

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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